Dr's R/X

Gotta get yer three W's --- > Wit, Wisdom, and Wayyyy too much caffeine. As y'know, we live to serve

Dr. Detecto's Mariner prescriptions.  The Mainframe circuit boards were originally designed to solve chess positions before they started fritzing out on baseball shtick.  Like Bobby Fischer said, "Chess is not that hard a game.  Whatever position you've got, it's been played before."

Well, yeah - if you can fit an Isolated Queen Pawn position into a block of similar patterns that you recognize, THEN you can ask "in what ways is this situation subtly different?"  Figure out what has been done before, and what has been said before, and you might be able to organize your thinking as to how you judge the situation in front of you to be different.

When Tim Lincecum came into pro baseball, one thing different about him was that he could throw 150 pitches on Friday and then enjoy an easy game of foul-line-to-foul-line long toss the next day.  Scott Bankhead he wasn't.  Nolan Ryan less a few inches was more like it.  Get you the right basic template, and then it's easy and pleasant to start asking where you see differences.

Ah, but what's the right basic template?  That's what makes a ball game ... :- )

Posts in this blog:

Posted on: 08/11/19
re-imagining a lower payroll for 2019
Posted on: 06/15/19
Dr. D's kind of pitcher at #20 overall
Posted on: 06/13/19
The M's have attractive trade goods, savvy?
Posted on: 06/13/19
deal LeBlanc? Brilliant! :: guinness ::
Posted on: 06/13/19
Including Beckham, Gordon, Encarnacion, Healy, many others
Posted on: 06/06/19
saber times M's, Dept.
Posted on: 05/31/19
Mitch talks hittin', Moore talks permanent residency
Posted on: 05/22/19
boy, is Dr. D ever glad to have Yusei Kikuchi rat 'bout now
Posted on: 03/30/19
.... you know the rest
Posted on: 03/15/19
back page news and notes
Posted on: 03/14/19
Braden Bishop a front-runner to make the squad?
Posted on: 03/07/19
but just how hard, zat is ze question
Posted on: 01/18/19
Wouldn't be the weirdest thing to happen to us lately
Posted on: 01/02/19
Git R Dunn Dept.
Posted on: 12/08/18
Posted on: 12/07/18
Posted on: 12/07/18
2 months' delay on the arb clock and then ......
Posted on: 12/07/18
Flash Thompson "yeah, I wouldn' wanna fight me neither" Dept.
Posted on: 11/29/18
Most ideas are sooooooo much better in theory than in practice
Posted on: 11/28/18
just reelin' in the week's newz
Posted on: 11/28/18
Second base: It ain't like there's money involved
Posted on: 11/08/18
Of great teams and divisive athletes
Posted on: 11/05/18
And also, thanks
Posted on: 11/05/18
Posted on: 10/10/18
Starting with 3.3 WAR for Marc-O
Posted on: 09/24/18
and we'd conservatively estimate his namesake's OBP at .610
Posted on: 09/21/18
Posted on: 09/16/18
and Dr. D resigns (pennant race, not blog)
Posted on: 09/08/18
you don't play with less life than that, kiddies
Posted on: 08/30/18